Some Hot Yoga classes includes positions as headstand and handstand, while other classes don’t. Some say to avoid these exercises in the heat. What is your opinion about that?
Hello dear, thank you for your question. First of all, a good teacher will always remember you and repeat many times during the class the importance to respect your limits. Rest when is necessary and practice only what you feel 100% safe. In classes there is people with different backgrounds, ages and experience. For some students practice inversions is very easy, for others very demanding. Some students can consider that the class is not hot enough while for others the room is too hot. So, my recommendation is always: Don’t compare yourself with the others and practice only what you feel safe. If you are used to practice and the inversions are really easy for you, do it with no problem. In doubt, there is always an alternative and the teacher will guide you to find an adaptation suitable for you. Thanks for your question and have nice practices!
I was born in São Paulo, Brazil and I teach since 2001. I studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
Living in Europe these last 10 years, I teach regularly in Croatia, France, Portugal and in Denmark, where I am currently living.
Besides Yoga, I am Bachelor in International Relations with specialization in Political Science at Sciences Po – Bordeaux.
I think my diverse education helps me to see yoga as lifestyle that can balance the individual and result in a healthy society.